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upgrading firefox

asked 2013-12-07 12:15:37 -0500

Sparky gravatar image

updated 2014-08-15 20:32:59 -0500

abadrinath gravatar image

When trying to run the rpm file, it won't run. I am already logged in as root for upgrading the firefox web brower.

What am I doing wrong ?


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In order to update a package (e.g. firefox) on Fedora run su -c "yum install firefox". Do not try to install rpm packages downloaded from elsewhere unless you really know what you are doing

marcindulak gravatar imagemarcindulak ( 2013-12-07 12:22:39 -0500 )edit

No, that won't work. You need to use update, not install.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-12-07 15:51:49 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-12-07 13:39:51 -0500

Ivan Augusto gravatar image

updated 2014-08-18 15:35:10 -0500

You can update or simply "(re)install":

sudo yum reinstall firefox

If this don't work, try:

sudo yum update firefox


sudo yum remove firefox
sudo yum install firefox
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Not unless you remove it first; to reinstall it, you use "reinstall," not "install." You'll find this all covered in the man page for yum.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2013-12-07 15:53:08 -0500 )edit

yum install on an installed package will update it to the latest version. From man yum: 'update operates on groups, files, provides and filelists just like the "install" command.'

marcindulak gravatar imagemarcindulak ( 2013-12-08 05:49:11 -0500 )edit

I think it's yum update firefox? Right?

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-15 20:04:13 -0500 )edit

yes, is update, not upgrade! Fixed, thanks!

Ivan Augusto gravatar imageIvan Augusto ( 2014-08-18 15:35:53 -0500 )edit

Now, I can upvote your answer!

abadrinath gravatar imageabadrinath ( 2014-08-18 17:00:07 -0500 )edit

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